COVID-19 Information - Should I come to School?

COVID 19 Symptoms and Testing

Wood Green School understand the importance of keeping the School community and the wider community safe and how track and trace plays an important part in doing this. When a member of the Wood Green School community shows symptoms of COVID 19 there is a robust process in place to reduce the chance of spreading the virus.

The main symptoms of Coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with Coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms. More information is available at

If a student or a member of their household shows any of the above symptoms the household member should be tested and the household self-isolate immediately until test results are received. School attendance must be informed of student absence and reason. If positive the household remain self-isolated. The school must be informed of a positive or negative test result and when the student will be returning to school.

In the event of a student showing symptoms whilst attending school the following process will be followed, in line with Government guidance:

  • The student will be isolated
  • Parent/Carer will be contacted to collect the student
  • Areas the student has been prior to collection will be cleaned
  • The student must carry out a COVID 19 test as soon as possible
  • The results of the test must be communicated to the school

To obtain a test please go to or dial 119.